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May is Mental Health Month Marks 70 Years

May is Mental Health Month Marks 70 Years

The Mental Health Stigma During the month of May, we will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. One in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. This year, we are launching a campaign that builds on the successful #StigmaFree and #BeTheOne initiatives that have positioned stigmaContinue reading →

Norm’s Child Care Challenge

As a long-standing board member and father of two, I have strong feelings about the importance of child cares’ role in a child’s development and the success of the family unit.  You may have heard me talk about my feelings on this before. I strongly believe that if we are able to support one youngContinue reading →

National CACFP week is March 17-23. 

National CACFP week is March 17-23. During National CACFP Week, The Neighborhood Center, a New York State based non-profit sponsor of the CACFP joins with Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, and Fulton family child care providers in acknowledging the many ways our community benefits from the CACFP. Research also indicates that participating in the CACFP isContinue reading →

3rd Annual Gala Di Mistero set for April 5th

3rd Annual Gala Di Mistero set for April 5th

Masquerade Ball 2019 theme, “Atlantis: Adventure Under the Sea” Benefits The Neighborhood Center UTICA, NY…Celebrate with a mysterious and intriguing evening, “Gala Di Mistero,” 7 p.m. Friday, April 5th at Yahnundasis, New Hartford NY. This year the theme is a masquerade ball in Atlantis – Adventure Under the Sea. The evening, a benefit for TheContinue reading →


The Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Institute is proud to announce that the 16th Annual Auction & Dinner in support of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. will be held on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at Harts Hill Inn. The event, which runs from 6-9pm is action packed with both a silent auction and live auction. OverContinue reading →

Neighborhood Center Accepting Students for Pre-K Program

The Neighborhood Center, Inc, is currently accepting students for their Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. The Center partners with the Utica City School District to offer morning and afternoon UPK programs to 4-year-olds living within the district. Child Care services are available on-site before and after UPK hours (scholarship rate and DSS subsidies are accepted). Applications willContinue reading →

Bites, Brews and Tunes to Benefit Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Bites, Brews and Tunes, a special fun-filled event to benefit The Neighborhood Center, Inc., takes place 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at Mohawk Valley Community College Utica campus. “Bites” from food vendors include Holy Smoques Barbecue, Mangia Macrina Wood-Fired Pizza, El Jefe Tacos, Come Fry With Me, Polish Roadhouse, The Gyro Cart, TheContinue reading →

Open Access: New Drug Addiction Help Program

July 18, 2018 – Here at The Neighborhood Center, Inc. we are expanding our services. Learn more about the Open Access program in Sandy’s recent interview with Eyewitness News HERE.

The Neighborhood Center Receives Refugee Grant

July 2, 2018 – Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced Monday, that through collaborative efforts facilitated by the county, $538,893 has been awarded by the Central New York Care Collaborative to improve the healthcare of the local refugee population. The funding will be awarded to the Neighborhood Center, Inc., as the lead agency, alongContinue reading →